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CW PAST & PRESENT

CW PAST & PRESENT

Jimmy Grier, the perfect person to meld the Wanderers and the Castaways, was CW's first President. Pictured here, he tells the tale.  CW LEGENDS NIGHT Last Friday a gathering of Castaway and Wanderers ex-players gathered at The Temple to meet new and returning players of our men’s teams and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain Canada, Sophie de Goede, presents Winners medals to CW U14’s. JUNIORS PROVIDE A MIXED BAG Last Sunday there were fireworks aplenty at The House.  The U14 Boys had a one-sided win over Comox Rapids.  A good effort on the Rapids part, punching in a couple against this very strong...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

William Webb Ellis Would Turn In His Grave (Photo - Credit, Julian Paine) If he was to be informed of the advent of professionalism, the game’s global growth, the evolution of women’s rugby, he would well roll over!  As it has spread, so too has the sophistication of its Laws.  All matches...


NSMT

NSMT

Canada's National Senior Men's Team Sevens goes into action tomorrow against Argentina, Ireland and Kenya at the Hong Kong Sevens.  Hong Kong is a bucket list for Sevens enthusiasts.  Canada will feature three players who have a strong CW connection.  Josiah ('Mercury') Morra, who could almost...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

KAMLOOPS SEVENS This tournament started in 2016 and CW sent a small group of Junior Girls to play. This year we registered 9 teams with approximately 90 players, had 20 volunteer parents, coaches and managers, and filled two 50+ seat coaches. This is an incredible achievement! Thank you...


Junior Boys Season Starts With A BANG!!

Junior Boys Season Starts With A BANG!!

Boys Age Grade Director, Byron Mc Allister reports in with some weekend results.  CW’s U14 & U16 lads were in action at the James Bay Jamboree Sevens and went undefeated in play.  A great day for rugby and lots of fun for the lads.   There was action aplenty across town at Westshore RFC when...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSWT Rugby League World Cup CW congratulates, Maddy Adberg on her selection to this November event.  We do not hear too much about rugby league for women in Canada so can make no comment.  This is not the first RWC for the Leagies – CW’s Karen Paquin, Gabby Senft, Mandy Marchuk, and Olivia...


NATIONAL TO  LOCAL

NATIONAL TO LOCAL

Weekend news starts today with a hearty congratulations to ALL players selected to the NSWT’s XV’s – off to challenge for the RWC.  A local paper gave a great write-up to the young Captain, Sophie De Goede, during the week. Sophie started her rugby journey at Windsor Park around the age of six...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BELATED CELEBRATIONS It was brought to our attention by a 'regular' that the recent Westshore Sevens Senior Men's Division was won by the Thunder, a team consisting of indigenous heritage guys and liberally sprinkled with CW present and alum. Thunder d. hosts,Westshore RFC in the final. ...


SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

PATHWAY PLAYERS Today’s photo includes a wonderful group of players who have stayed with the game from a young age. Sophie de Goede, NSWT Captain, led her ladies to a 31 – 3 victory over Wales today in their final game of preparation prior to the RWC; Jack Carson – NSMT 7’s and UBC Varsity;...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

DIFFERENT SILKS, SAME THOROUGHBREDS! In 100 deg. heat on Saturday, UBCOB Ravens defeated top Uruguayan club side, Penarol in the first match of the Challenge Cup of the Americas held at the Home of US Rugby, Glendale, Colorado.  In the other match the Argentinian Jaguares defeated the...


Grady Leads Backs

Grady Leads Backs

CW’s, Grady Bowd could take a huge step today towards pushing his case for selection for Canada’s NSMT XV’s summer tests, as he starts at #10 for Canada West Selects today against their Atlantic counterparts. Bowd caught the eye of many knowledgeable rugby fans with his Premier league campaign...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

What Makes A Rugby Club? No matter the outcome, the commonality of the game produces respect and life-long friendship! Firstly it needs players.  Hopefully, players who want to get better by working hard and then there are those that just wish to play for the love of the game....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Maddy Kicks Off Push For The Line   CW would like to thank ALL of those who contributed to our recent On-Line Auction Fundraiser, the first of two MAJOR fundraising events in lieu of our former Annual Dinner.  There were those who donated the 40 – 50 items – THANK YOU.  Then there were those...


MAY THE 16TH BE WITH YOU!

MAY THE 16TH BE WITH YOU!

  CW’s Premier Men cross the Pond to take on UBCOB Ravens tomorrow at Jericho Beach Park.  These two teams met three weeks back, with the Ravens coming away with a 38 – 31 victory.  The Tricolours gave that one up with error and know that this match should have been at The House of Windsor. ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PUT YOURSELF IN THIS PICTURE.....                                                ..... YOUR CATCH WILL COVER YOUR COST SUPER, ON-LINE AUCTION                  TWO NIGHT DATE NIGHTS.  CHESTERMAN BEACH, TOFINO. In less than 48 hours CW's Online Auction Fundraiser will be open...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Recognizing Their Roots Post, Postscript To Sevens ** The pictured threesome all started their club rugby with CW, Prevost and Kratz as Minis, and Ngongo at Age Grade. ** Recently had this fascinating hypothetical. Just who would scoop the purse and win the crown of "7's Fastest Man"? ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEEN AT THE SEVENS CWRFC's VP, Erin and daughter, Emily. The weekend saw another Vancouver 7’s Event.  For an event that Rugby Canada relies heavily upon as a revenue source, the attendance must have been very disappointing.  Whatever the reason, crowds would have been 50 %, as...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

HOT POTATO - THE HIGH TACKLE Today’s opinion piece is related to the high tackle.  The Laws of the game define a tackle as: “the method of holding a ball carrier and bringing that player to the ground”.  The business of getting to the ground is the real issue.  There has been much...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Olly and Louise, Johnny Shepherd Award   Awards and Other Things On Saturday last, CW Rugby celebrated the season to date by recognizing those players who either by their coaches or their peers, were adjudged recipients of various Club Perpetual Awards.  The “season” such as it has...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY ON THE HORIZON Sports fans, it is looking like all systems go for next Saturday at Windsor – a triple header.  CW Women will field two teams – Premiers Vs Westshore, 11:15 a.m., Ist Division Vs Burnaby, 12:45 p.m.  Premier Men will play Burnaby at 2:30 p.m. We can give a hint of a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SAFE SPORT Today we draw attention to the completion of work done on a project initiated by the Coaching Association of Canada and adopted by Rugby Canada and the B.C.R.U.  Club Directors, Olly Winsor (player, coach, and teacher by profession) and Dave Hill (National Coaching Program,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain, De Merchant, congratulates try-scorer, Renee Gonzalez. CONGRATULATIONS to Canada's NSWT XV's on their 15 - 9 win over the U.S. on Monday.  The two teams will play a re-match this coming Friday and the game will be televised on TSN.  Bouquets to TSN for showing the match and post...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Our Monday Musings recorded the return of Senior Men’s rugby.  On Sunday last, it was the time for our Age Grade coaches of our boy’s and girl’s teams to rejoice in their return to action. Westshore RFC hosted and organised a day of Sevens competition for Youth from U14 – U19.  18 teams...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

From the “eye in the sky”, CW’s Klash videos proceedings at Wallace Field after commandeering U.Vic’s ‘Cherry Picker’. Three matches were on display under sunny skies and a large crowd of rugby-deprived, rabid fans assembled. Klash, obviously not acrophobic, taped the main matches and we may...